Being Googley Has Its Perks

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Being Googley Has Its Perks
In 1998, Google Inc., “a company that did not actually exist,” (“Google Inc.” 2012 ) received their first investment of $100,000. This small startup company, originally named Backrub, was founded by two Stanford University PhD students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, in 1996. What started out as an internet search engine utilized by the students at Stanford University, became the world’s largest search engine in 2000. In just 4 years these two students took a research project and turned it into a profitable business, which is now a part of everyday life for most people in the world. The startup story of Google is an impressive one, but more impressive than that is the environment in which the employees work. According to Jorgen Sundberg (2014) of Undercover Recruiter, “jobs at Google are the most sought-after careers in the Silicon Valley. 1 in 4 young professionals want to work at Google, but fewer than 1 in 250 applicants will ever work at the company.”(¶ 1) According to Pratik Kukreja (2011), it is evident, based on Goggle’s 4% attrition rate, compared to the national average of 29.3%, that employees at Google are satisfied with their job.(¶ 12) Google ensures that the needs of their employees are met, which increases their company productivity, by considering the major life events of their employees and creating a unique workplace culture. One way Google Inc. ensures the increase in productivity is to ensure their employees maintain a healthy

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